The Bits Limited Smart Strip
Mini-Review by Andrew Lattof
Foreword by Kevin: To power the MAMEframe I used a unique powerstrip I had found, called the @Power Strip, which monitored one of the outlets on the strip, and turned on the rest of the strip if power use was detected on that one outlet. This was great for a MAME cabinet, since you could turn the computer in the cabinet on, and the speakers, marquee, and other peripherals would all be turned on at the same time. Shut the computer down, and everything else shut down as well. It makes turning your MAME cabinet on and off a “one button” operation.
Unfortunately, the @Power Strip no longer seems to be available anywhere. However, Andrew Lattof contacted me with details of a new power strip that he discovered, the “Smart Strip” power strip, by Bits Limited. It looks to be even better than the @Power Strip.
Here's a blurb from the Bits Limited web site:
Andrew ordered one for his MAME cab, and here are his impressions of it:
Thanks, Andrew, for the mini-review (and the photos), and for tracking down a great item for MAME cabinet builders! — Kevin